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A Chapter Closes...

I went to my last Capricon committee meeting for the foreseeable future today.
I joined the committee in 1998, first seconding the Dealers' Room, and running it after a couple of years. I had a term a couple of terms on the board of directors.
I ran filk a time or two as well.
I met a lot of nice folks.
Made some very good friends and had, in general, a good time.

But I just don't have the time any more. Now that Julie is mobile and Katie is no longer napping in the afternoon I just can't keep up. ANd I don't want to do a bad job.

I'll miss it. And I'll probably see if they want me back when the girls are a little more independent.

GHR

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singlemaltsilk
Mar. 22nd, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Speaking as a fan, a filker and a dealer: thank you for everything. We've been incredibly lucky to have had you in our corner for so long. *hugs*
jrittenhouse
Mar. 22nd, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
Understand. People ask 'when are you going back to conrunning', and I say 'probably never' - having a kid and devoting the time to THAT interest trumps a lot of others.
pheltzer
Mar. 22nd, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
I've been having the same general thoughts running through my head, adding on top job uncertainty and the unknowns around vacation ability next year, it's why I haven't given Helen a definitive answer yet for next year.
oreouk
Mar. 22nd, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
This is pretty much the decision we made. We were no longer able to give the job the level of energy and commitment needed to do as good a job as we wanted to do, so we've stopped for the time being.

One of these days I'm going to get together and run a con with janet however, and then the world shall tremble for it will be a masterpiece of organisation, mwa ha ha ha haaa.

Or something like that :-)

Hugs
bectod
Mar. 23rd, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Yes, exactly - I loved what I did when I did it, but now I have trouble finding time to do anything other than making sure that I have time for my family and my job.
catalana
Mar. 23rd, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
*hug* Katie and Julie are a full-time job! You deserve some time off from Capricon to deal with family things. And when they're more independent and require less constant attention, my guess is you'll find your way back to Capricon. *grin*
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